Novel idea to celebrate Library & Information Week online
Library and Information Week 2020 will still be a community affair thanks to a collaboration between the Burdekin Library and Burdekin Readers and Writers Association to deliver events online.
Library and Information Week 2020 will still be a community affair thanks to a collaboration between the Burdekin Library and Burdekin Readers and Writers Association to deliver events online next week.
Burdekin Library and Information Week will run from 25-31 May and will include author talks and workshops specifically for locals as well as the chance to participate in National Simultaneous Storytime with other communities across Australia.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the virtual events would suit audience members of all ages and backgrounds.
“I would like to congratulate the Burdekin Library and the Burdekin Readers and Writers Association for locking in a fantastic lineup of events next week with some of Australia’s best up-and-coming authors,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“Events will range from a children’s illustration workshop with artist and illustrator Liz Anelli to a ‘Bevvies and Bios’ author talk with Jeff Buckley biography writer, Jeff Apter.
“I encourage all residents to participate in a very special National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 27 May, as families across Australia read Lucinda Gifford’s quirky picture book, Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas. Last year’s National Simultaneous Storytime was the largest to date, with participants joining in from as far away as the UK and Canada – however I am sure this is a record we can beat this year as more of us become accustomed to livestreaming and participating in online events.”
Burdekin Library and Information Week 2020 will run from 25-31 May, with a list of events and registration details available on both the Burdekin Library and Burdekin Readers and Writers Association websites. For more information, call the Burdekin Library on 4783 9970.